If that sounds like something that your child could benefit from, (and couldn't we all?), it's time to register for dance classes! Yes, dance classes are a great way to meet new friends, get some fun exercise and learn some new dance moves - that's a given. But what about the higher level, or deeper level (however you want to think about it) benefits that dance classes offer? Let's examine a few of them.
Discipline: perhaps we should consider this the self-discipline that a dancer needs to manage their health and fitness, as well as following the standards of behavior and decorum which are expected in a dance environment. Dancers need the discipline and perseverance to learn the routines and to follow through with the repetition necessary to master them.
Teamwork: This is one of the most critical elements of dance. Dancers need to be aware of their fellow dancers constantly and they have to make an untold number of small adjustments as they sync with each other when they learn and practice a given step or routine. There are other ways to support the team. Dancers ask themselves: Am I bringing the amount of energy that the other dancers are giving? Am I showing up to class with a positive attitude that will lift myself and the other dancers? How can I support a fellow dancer who may be struggling with the steps? All of these thoughts are commonplace in a dance class.
Self-Confidence: There's no doubt that the feeling that a dance has after a successful showcase performance is a burst of self-confidence. But, let's not forget the many weeks of learning, making mistakes, receiving correction and critiques from the instructor, that led to that moment. All of it is important in the growth of self confidence - the dancer takes all of this in stride, understanding the important skill of accepting both positive and negative feedback as an necessary part of learning and growing as a dancer and a person.
Discipline, Teamwork, Self-Confidence: These are just some of the traits that are taught and developed in dance classes. The really great thing is that the dancer takes them and uses them in the other areas of their lives, and for the rest of their lives!
Craig Lynch, Director
Is your music student over-booked during the week? Before COVID, we had several teachers available on Sundays and we’re ready, once again, to welcome back our students to a great day to take your music lessons. Music lessons are offered in-person (with mask) or on Zoom, whichever you prefer. We’re currently offering piano, guitar and violin. We’re looking forward to having you back and learning with us!
2-Week Intro to Dance Program
· Come try 2 weeks of classes for $30! Intro classes starts next Monday, August 22nd.
· We have a great intro to dance program for new
students, ages 3 through teens.
Sign up for Music or Dance lessons and get a FREE Back-To-School supplies pack!
· Music Lesson: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Ukulele & Drums
· Dance Classes: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & Preschool Dance
Supplies Pack will include:
Pencils, Pens, Erasers & Highlighters
Pencil Case & Pencil Sharpener
Notebooks, Filler Paper &Folders
Scissors, Ruler & Glue Sticks
Colored Pencils, Crayons & Markers
You will also receive a FREE $50 membership and an STAMD Logo Backpack!
August 15-20: New dance classes start!
(Registrations are being accepted now. Reserve your spot today!)
Monday, September 5th:
Holiday - Academy CLOSED.
Tell Your Friends About STAMD and Earn Gift Cards!
Do you know that you can earn unlimited gift cards from STAMD? Let your friends know that STAMD is the best place to take music lessons or dance classes and make sure they mention your name when they register. Your friend will receive a free registration and you will earn a gift card for every friend that you refer.
We have a selection on hand, including Starbucks, Target, Lowes, Le Boulanger or Baskin Robbins!
What are you studying at Santa Teresa Academy of Music and Dance?
What kind of music do you listen to?
Zombies 3 soundtrack
What are your hobbies?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite movie?
What is the coolest thing you have learned in your lessons so far?
K: How to plié
L: how to pirouette
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Do you know that you can earn unlimited gift cards from STAMD? Let your friends know that STAMD is the best place to take music lessons or dance classes and make sure they mention your name when they register. Your friend will receive a free registration and you will earn a gift card for every friend that you refer. We have a selection on hand, including Starbucks, Target, Lowes, Le Boulanger or Baskin Robbins!
Many of our teachers have almost full schedules! If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a specific time, please contact our office staff. If you are not a student yet, there are still limited lesson spots available.
To inquire about openings for August, please contact us at 408-226-8742 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Quentin (drums & guitar): Monday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Craig (piano & guitar): Monday / Friday / Sunday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Jeremy (piano, guitar & voice):Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Saturday- SOLD OUT
Miss. Jessica (piano): Tuesday / Friday - SOLD OUT
Miss. Jane (piano): Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Joshua (piano): Saturday - SOLD OUT
Miss Lori (violin): Thursday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Angel (guitar & piano): Friday - SOLD OUT
Miss. Sophie (piano): Monday / Thursday—SOLD OUT
Miss. Galina (guitar & voice): Tuesday / Friday / Saturday - SOLD OUT
Miss. Yelena (piano): Tuesday / Wednesday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Austin (voice & piano): Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday—SOLD OUT
Mr. Sergio (violin): Monday / Wednesday / Sunday - SOLD OUT
Miss. Tatiana (piano): Monday—SOLD OUT
Mr. Randel (guitar): Sunday - 3 spots
Miss. Mary (piano): Friday - 1 spot / Saturday - 3 spots
Mr. Sergio (piano & voice): Friday - 2 spots / Saturday - 3 spots
Miss. Janeen ( guitar, ukulele & voice): Monday– 2 spots
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· If you chew the same flavor gum you chewed while studying for a test for five minutes before taking the actual test, it can improve your memory and your results significantly.